Update on Status of PMA & ILWU Contract Negotiations - July 1st

July 02, 2014

Dear Valued Customer:

The negotiating teams representing the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) released the following statement yesterday regarding the status of negotiations.  Click here to visit the PMA website for the most recent information related to the negotiations.

PMA and ILWU Continue Talks on a New Labor Agreement as the Existing Contract Expires

SAN FRANCISCO (July 1, 2014) – Negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward as the existing, six-year coast-wide labor agreement expires today at 5 p.m. PST.
 
While there will be no contract extension, cargo will keep moving, and normal operations will continue at the ports until an agreement can be reached between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU).

Both sides understand the strategic importance of the ports to the local, regional and US economies, and are mindful of the need to finalize a new coast-wide contract as soon as possible to ensure continuing confidence in the West Coast ports and avoid any disruption to the jobs and commerce they support.

The coast-wide labor contract is between employers who operate port terminals and shipping lines represented by the PMA and dockworkers represented by the ILWU. The parties have negotiated a West Coast collective bargaining agreement since the 1930s.
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